Arthritis awareness event in Featherstone


During this year’s arthritis awareness week the Wakefield health and wellbeing team is inviting local people to a special coffee morning on Thursday 12th May to find out more about coping with arthritis.

The health and wellbeing service, which is provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, consists of a range of distinct services – all aimed at working with local people to help them improve and maintain their wellbeing.

A health and wellbeing development worker will be on hand to offer advice and support to local people who have arthritis or to those who know someone who is suffering. They can also help anyone learn more about arthritis and the massive impact it can have on somebody’s life.

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation of the joints and bones. The main symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, restricted movements of the joints and swelling. In the UK there are more than nine million people with arthritis.

There is no cure for arthritis, but there are a number of treatments that can help to slow down the condition’s progress and a number of things that can be done to help people cope and live with arthritis.

The awareness event will be held at Featherstone Methodist Church on Thursday 12 May from 10am – 12 noon and everyone is welcome to attend.

Blood pressure checks will be available and an occupational therapist will also be on hand to offer demonstrations of the latest gadgets that are available to help make life that little bit easier.

No booking is required so people can simply turn up at the event. If you’d like to find out more contact Cath Boyd on 07824 801648.

For more information about the Trust including how to become a member visit

Arthritis awareness event in Featherstone

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